With things loosening up across China, it's instructive to recall the country's bastions of conservatism: the Communist Party foremost, the People's Liberation Army second. And then there's the Ping-Pong team. China's national table tennis squad is, of course, the world's finest: seven of the top 10 female and five of the best 10 male players in the world are Chinese. But with great paddle power comes great responsibility, as the team was reminded last week. Six players were accused of engaging in "romantic relationships" with teammates. That's against the team's code of conduct.
As punishment, four of...
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